The IU School of Medicine and IU Kelley School of Business have partnered to develop an MD/MBA combined degree program. It is designed for highly qualified students who desire to complement standard medical training with a greater understanding of economics, finance, marketing and management of the health care system.
Typically, students spend the three years of full-time study in the School of Medicine and then begin integrating their course work with the IU Kelley School of Business course work in the fourth year. The degrees are conferred simultaneously when all requirements for graduation for the joint degree student have been met in each professional program.
In Indianapolis, the IU Kelley School of Business offers MBA course work through the part-time MBA Program. The MBA program is scheduled in modules, which meet two (2) evenings per week from 5:45 PM - 8:25 PM for fifteen (15) weeks for the fall and spring semesters and for ten (10) weeks during the summer session. Additionally, some modules begin with a required intensive Saturday seminar. Students wishing to pursue leadership roles as part of their careers in medicine may also choose to participate in the MD/MBA Physician-Leaders Forum.
Prerequisites include one course in financial accounting and one in statistics within the last 5 years with a B- or better. Online courses fulfilling these prerequisite requirements are taught through IU Kelley School of Business in fall and summer semesters.
The MD/MBA degree requires five years of full-time study instead of the minimum of six years that would be required if the two degrees were earned separately. The program requires four years at the School of Medicine and 40.5 credit hours at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis for graduation.
Application & Admission
Candidates for the combined MD/MBA degree must meet the admissions and prerequisite criteria for each school and be separately admitted by each. Candidates must be admitted to the School of Medicine in August of their first year and to the IU Kelley School of Business no later than January of their third year to being their MBA Program in the summer of their fourth year.
Information about admission to the School of Medicine can be found at the IUSM Office of Admissions web site. Also, please visit the IU Kelley School of Business web site for more information or to access their online application. You can make an appointment with an academic advisor or get more information by calling the IU Kelley School of Business Graduate Program Office at (317) 274-4895 or by contacting: